At a

Glance

Trinity High School is a Catholic co-educational high school located on the West Shore of Harrisburg proud to offer rigorous academics, while balancing those with a strong learning support program. We offer Advanced Placement courses, honors courses, and the opportunity to earn dual high school and college credit, through our partnership with Alvernia University. Trinity boasts an impressive 98% of students who matriculate to higher education.

Students are encouraged to participate in our robust extra-curricular program. Because our school has 520 students, but a comparable number of clubs and sports to our local public schools who enroll many more students, there are more opportunities for participation and leadership at Trinity. Trinity students regularly play more than one sport and enjoy participation in several clubs, which allows for personal growth and the opportunity for leadership, as well as fostering a sense of ownership and belonging in Trinity.

Perhaps most importantly, because Trinity openly discusses matters of faith, morals, and religion regularly, Trinity is able to shape the whole person. At Trinity, our focus is not on test scores or passing rates, but on holistic education. We aim to develop citizens who are mature, informed and conscientious, while providing a solid foundation in faith which will grow with them their entire lives.

Students, alumni, and faculty almost universally speak the word “family” when talking of Trinity. Our community is strong and tight-knit and, starting in 2018, it will be enhanced by the House System, a system meant to strengthen the bonds between all members of our community.

For more information see our school profile.

Mission Statement

To develop habits of mind, body, and spirit, rooted in the Catholic tradition, so as to attain the highest good.  Within the context of our mission, we seek students who are willing to grow, are honest and respectful of other people, strive to fulfill their potential as learners and as leaders, and will flourish in an academic environment that focuses on learning to use one’s mind well.

House Statement

The Trinity High School House System was launched in 2018 with the purpose of furthering the mission and ministry of the school, giving students more support and ownership of their educational experience, and strengthening school spirit and community. The system has the strength of 500 years of history and success in high schools and colleges. Trinity’s system is built on the five pillars of faith, unity, service, excellence, and discovery. The pillars come together to create faith-filled young people striving toward a common purpose, contributing to our motto, “Ad Summum Bonum.” Each House at Trinity is named after a saint or a religious order which has contributed to the field of education, all of which have a tie to Trinity history and spirituality. The Houses established at Trinity are: De La Salle, Immaculata, Loyola, and Seton. All students and faculty members belong to one of the Trinity Houses, creating community and support for every member of Trinity.

By The Numbers

100

ONLINE COURSES OFFERED

18

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

20

VARSITY SPORTS

80

HOURS OF COMMUNITY

SERVICE PER GRADUATE

81

PERCENTAGE OF CATHOLIC STUDENTS

18

HONORS CLASSES

505

STUDENTS ENROLLED

0

MINUTES SPENT TEACHING

TO STATE TESTS

180

DAYS BEGIN AND END WITH PRAYER

35

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

40

PERCENTAGE OF FAMILIES

RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID

13

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES

14:1

STUDENT TO TEACHER RATIO

98

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS

MATRICULATE TO HIGHER EDICATION

Expectations

After four years, a typical Trinity student will have:

Participated

  • > in THON
  • > in four retreats, including Kairos
  • > in the Scholastic Writing contest
  • > in a club
  • > in the Science Fair
  • > in dozens of school Masses
  • > in a sport

Written

  • > dozens of papers
  • > a college application essay
  • > an original, creative piece
  • > two term papers
  • > geometric proof
  • > a literary analysis
  • > a persuasive piece

Learned

  • > to operate a microscope
  • > Spanish, French, Latin, or Chinese
  • > to create perspective in drawing
  • > to conduct library research
  • > to titrate chemicals
  • > to play an instrument
  • > to play pickle ball

Read

  • > parts of the Old and New Testament
  • > The Declaration of Independence
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • > Macbeth
  • > Hamlet
  • > The Grapes of Wrath

Given

  • > 80+ hours to others in service
  • > minutes each school day in prayer
  • > an oral report
  • > assistance to their classmates
  • > their talents for the “highest good”

Received

  • > regular access to the Sacraments
  • > mentorship of dedicated faculty
  • > the influence of Catholic values
  • > a class ring
  • > a high school diploma
  • > the best education in the area

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